It looks like the wait for Drake’s latest album may finally have an end date thanks to a very quietly-released teaser video posted on Twitter. The highly anticipated album, “Views From The 6” is now expected to drop, appropriately, on Jan. 6, 2016.
The video in question was posted to the Daily Rap’s Twitter feed and appears to announce the above date as the long awaited release to follow his previous collaboration with Future, “What A Time To Be Alive.” As Billboard notes, the last album climbed to No. 1 on the hits 200 charts after its Sept. 20 release.
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— Daily Rap (@DaiIyRap) November 11, 2015
It’s unclear how legitimate this video is, but it does hold up to some previously reported teases for “Views From The 6.” The rapper shared a photo on Instagram, which has since been deleted, of a billboard he purchased in his home city of Toronto that features the same artwork shown in the above video. Although the billboard doesn’t have a specific release date on it, MTV notes that the marketing tactic mirrors the way in which the 29-year-old rapper unveiled his 2011 album, “Take Care,” as well as “Started from the Bottom” two years later.
The placement of the billboard in Drake’s hometown, as well as the subtle references to the city in the video, echo the sentiments he shared with Rolling Stone in September. The “Hotline Bling” artist teased that “Views From the 6” would be arriving “imminently” and mentioned that its creative background is very much rooted in Toronto. He even went back to his old friend, collaborator and producer, Noah “40” Shebib, to help lay it down.
“We’ve grown a lot over the years,” he said of his partner on the record. “He used to be the guy that would track me in hotel rooms at 4 a.m. And now he is not that guy -- I have another guy that does that... If I want to make the album I want to make, I have to go find him. I have to go sit with him, and we have to really put in effort.”